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Can the ‘Terminator’ Knock ‘Jurassic World’ Down a Notch?

There are two new movies in wide release for this holiday weekend, and one is expected to replace “Jurassic World” as the weekend’s top grossing film. “Terminator: Genisys” from Paramount ...
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5 Florida Metro Areas Top Cash Home Sales in May

In May of 2015, all-cash sales comprised 24.6% of all single family and condo sales, down from 28.5% in April and 30.4% in May 2014. The May 2015 total is ...
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US Adds a Dozen Oil Rigs, Reversing 6 Months of Declines

In the period ended July 2, the number of rigs drilling for oil in the United States totaled 640, compared with 628 in the prior week and 1,562 a year ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Thursday

July 2, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 135 equities making new 52-week lows today. A reminder: U.S. markets will be closed Friday, July 3, for the Independence Day ...
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The 4 Stocks That Sank the Dow on Thursday

July 2, 2015: Markets opened higher on Thursday but equities slowly and steadily slipped lower and lower as the trading session went on. The non-farm payroll report for June was ...
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Yelp Shares Halted: Buyer Search Suspended

Shares of Yelp Inc. (NYSE: YELP) were halted for about five minutes at the end of the noon hour on Thursday pending news. The news, unfortunately, was not what investors ...
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Natural Gas Price Jumps on Modest Inventory Addition

The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported Thursday morning that U.S. natural gas stocks increased by 69 billion cubic feet for the week ending June 26. Analysts polled by Platts ...
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Did BP Get Off Lightly in $18.7 Billion Gulf Settlement?

More than five years after the explosion of its Gulf of Mexico Macondo well that killed 11 workers and dumped millions of barrels of crude oil into the sea, BP ...
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Can New Chicago Taxes on Netflix, Apple, Spotify Withstand Legal Challenges?

In a tax ruling issued in early June, the city of Chicago expanded its amusement tax to include amusements such as TV shows, movies, videos, music and online games, if ...
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Tesla Delivers 11,500 Cars in Q2

Tesla Motors Inc. (NASDAQ: TSLA) announced Thursday morning preliminary deliveries of 11,507 Model S sedans in the second quarter of 2015, its highest ever total. The company delivered 10,030 units ...
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Boeing 777-9X Price Rises to $400 Million

Boeing Co. (NYSE: BA) released its 2015 price list on Wednesday, and the most expensive commercial jet the company sells is the 777-9X, which carries a list price of $400 ...
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What PayPal Gets With Xoom

After markets closed on Wednesday, PayPal, which remains part of eBay Inc. (NASDAQ: EBAY) until July 17, announced that it is paying $25 a share in cash for international money ...
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The 52-Week Low Club for Wednesday

July 1, 2015: Here are four stocks among the 216 equities making new 52-week lows today. Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA) posted a new 52-week low on Wednesday. Shares dropped about ...
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The 4 Stocks That Lifted The DJIA on Wednesday

July 1, 2015: Markets opened higher on Wednesday on reports that Greece was prepared to accept the troika’s conditions in order to latch onto another round of bailout money. That ...
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GM Pickup Sales Growth in June Far Outstrips Ford

U.S. sales of pickup trucks by the Detroit Three automakers took a bit of a dive in June. The top-selling F-Series from Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F) posted a sales ...
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